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Re-enact Iron Man 2 scenes with your Unisphere Savings Bank

September 2, 2013


The Unisphere is the enduring symbol of the 1964 New York World’s Fair, and it’s one that’s been used time and time again (and again) (and again) in movies. Visually distinctive sculpture has inherent magnetism, one supposes. This piggy bank model would have made a nice keepsake for a youngster attending, though the ad’s textual message — save money so you can buy a ticket — undercuts some of the thrifty fun. If you’re curious what one looks like, click here. Warning: reality is, as usual, underwhelming.

Better than the haunted house bank? The pirate bank? The TV bank? You decide.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. mlpost permalink
    September 3, 2013 12:41 am

    Piggy-banks were not a viable solution for me as a young boy, because my sociopathic older sister had access to a hammer.
    She’s okay now, though…she’s a social worker.

  2. Volker Stieber permalink
    September 4, 2013 2:05 pm

    I dunno, looks pretty elegant in real life. It prefigures the iMac G3 in shape and colors.

  3. March 17, 2014 1:51 am

    These banks would only work if you could save dollar coins like the kind we have here in Canada (and also in other countries.) Otherwise, you’re saving a lot of quarters for a long, long, time.

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